Two games yesterday, one very exciting, and the other, missing the hype it promised.
Marc Savard scored the overtime winner in the opening game between Boston and Philadelphia Saturday afternoon. After scoring the goal he tossed his stick into the stands, but when he came back out for his star of the game spin, the stick made it back to the ice. Could be the fans saying, no you keep, there’s still some goals left in it.
Great game and more scoring then you’d expect from these two teams. Boston did lose a two goal lead in the third as Mike Richards made it 4-3 on a power play goal and Daniel Briere tied the game at four on a play that Pierre McGuire described as “Briere split the defence like a hot knife through butter”.
Roberto Luongo played extremely well last night in the Canucks opening game against the Chicago Blackhawks, amking about 80 saves in the first period, which seemed to frustrate the Hawks as well as take the United Center crowd out of the game at the same time.
Vancouver erupted for five goals and played a very composed game and got secondary scoring from players like Mason Raymond, Christian Erhoff and Kyle Wellwood. the game had a lot of hype built into it and as sometime is the reality, very little of the hype actually unfolded. No real crerase bashing from Big Buff, no fights, and nothing got out of hand.
Mostly because the Hawks apparently weren’t interested in mixing it up, and showed a bit of lack of preparation. Also, silly passes causing odd man rushes didn’t help them. Antii Niemi was chased in favor of Cristobal Huet who hadn’t played since March 25th.
The Canucks outplayed the hawks that’s for sure. coach Q better review his game plan for Monday.
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